The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 176 147 151
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 6 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.16% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 1.71% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £25,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
BIG-IP
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
871 469 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 23.10% 18.02% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 622 337 366
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Leeds region.

BIG-IP Salary Trend in Leeds

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in Leeds

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) CentOS
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) vSphere
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) XenServer
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) SSH
2 5 (83.33%) Brocade
2 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (83.33%) Debian
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) PHP
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 5 (83.33%) Apache
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) FTP
2 5 (83.33%) HTTP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) IIS
1 5 (83.33%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (83.33%) SSH
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) FTP
2 5 (83.33%) HTTP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) Asterisk PBX
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) IVR
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) CentOS
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Debian
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) SUSE
3 3 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) VCAP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 14001
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) vSphere
2 5 (83.33%) XenServer
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Brocade
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) Syncsort
3 3 (50.00%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Dell
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec